I'm endlessly fascinated by how and why people choose their baby names. I'm especially fascinated by the thought process that goes into picking a unique or quirky name. Like, did they hear it somewhere? Make it up? Is it a secret code word? As it turns out, your unique baby name might not be so unique after all! A researcher was able to narrow down the quirkiest baby girl names in each state, and I have to say: it's kind of hilarious that there are at least a hundred babies and kids somewhere out there with one of these!
I can't say that I've ever met a Jaylene, and I live in California!
They're either big country music fans or big tennis fans down in Florida.
Given all that I know about Alabama, I can't say that I am surprised by this. Wonder what they Lynlee/Linley ratio is.
Well, this just isn't even trying very hard, Colorado.
I have so many questions. Your baby is born in the nation's capital, and you name it Egypt. Alrighty then.
Arkansas was like, hang on now, ALABAMA.
I absolutely adore the name Ophelia. It does not seem very Alaska-ish.
A classic Irish name! Or, a lot of Westworld fans. These days, it's hard to tell.
Full disclosure: I'm not sure if it's Ryan or Ree-ann. Sometimes "quirky" spellings backfire spectacularly.
Lucinda is a perfectly lovely name. Lucy! Not sure what everyone else is named in Indiana that this qualifies as quirky.
Listen, North Dakota. At least Colorado HAS an Aspen.
See, now this seems normal! Hollis is a classic Southern name, this makes sense.
I can't even pronounce this one. Briley, like bright? Or Briley, like Brillo? Considering the Manning love in TN, I'm surprised the top names weren't Peyton, girl and boy.
Lovely name. Little disappointed it wasn't cheese related, though.
Is Oakley a type of potato? If not, this is a missed opportunity.
Utah to Idaho: hold my caffeine-free beverage.
Montana to Idaho and Utah: I seigh your Oakley/Oaklee, and rayse you an Oakleigh.
OK, so I was a little bothered by this one, until google informed me that there is actually a town in Ohio by the same name. If we allow it for Colorado, we allow it for Ohio.
Also read: 30 Greatest Baby Girl Names We've Ever Heard